From empty places to healing spaces

Conversations create space for possibility.

You have the power to make change in your community, starting with one conversation.


We know that parents in economically challenged communities are busy trying to pay bills and keep food on the table. Teachers and administrators are busy trying to care for large groups of kids while understanding individual behavior. When stressful situations happen, people feel alone in their struggles.

Through TEA Group conversations, people start to connect their experiences with each other and find support within their own communities.

Together, all members of a community can revitalize their schools and neighborhoods to be supportive, thriving, and healing spaces.

What matters to you, matters. 


The TEA Group Mission

From empty places to healing spaces.

We use a conversation framework to build community trust. Our theory of change turns people’s unique experiences into driving forces for positive change within communities.


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Our workshops spark authentic conversation.

We empower you to be a positive force for change in your own community.

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Conversation workshops

A Series of Conversations

We bring people together to talk about what’s happening in their lives and why it matters to the whole community or institution.

Instead of bringing an outside agenda, we cultivate conversations around the needs and interests of the community. Our conversational workshops set up a framework for honest, healing dialogue to ultimately ignite positive change within a community.

Workshops are designed to create conversation around specific topics relevant to community members, parents, and teachers. Most workshops are structured in a series of 3. Topics include:

  • Restorative Practices - How can we restore harmony and understanding in community or between individuals?

  • Trauma - What kind of trauma has occurred, and how can we heal the negative effects caused by trauma?

  • Advocacy - How can parents and teachers advocate for their students, and how can kids advocate for themselves?

  • Gifting - What gifts does my child have, and how can I cultivate those to energize their learning?


It felt good to talk about our roles, our why, and our vision for Chester Made moving forward.
— Taylor Tolton, Program and Communications Associate, Pennsylvania Humanities Council
Thank you so much, Fatima, for bringing out the best in all of us and making a space for us to honestly dialogue and explore next steps. I appreciated our time with you today, and I know that the whole team did as well.
— Laurie Zierer, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Humanities Council

Join the conversation on Facebook

Our closed Facebook group is a free, 24/7 support group made up of individuals just like you.

In our Facebook conversation group, you’ll find a support network of other parents, teachers, and human service professionals. You can ask questions and share your experiences with other people who care about the same things you do.